Meet James McQuiggan​, CISSP, SACP

Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4

James McQuiggan has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity. He is currently a Security Awareness Advocate for KnowBe4, where he is responsible for amplifying the organization’s messaging related to the importance of, effectiveness of and the need for new-school security awareness. McQuiggan is a part-time Faculty Professor at Valencia College in the Engineering, Computer Programming & Technology division.

Additionally, he is the President of the Central Florida (ISC)2 Chapter and a Trustee Board member with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. McQuiggan previously worked as a product & solution security officer, information security analyst and a network security engineer for Siemens.

Meet Richard F. Rossi

Cybersecurity Advisor, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Rick Rossi is the Cybersecurity Advisor (CSA) for New Hampshire (Region 1), within the Integrated Operations Division, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). CISA established ten regional offices across the country to improve the delivery of the department’s services to critical infrastructure owners and operators and state, local, tribal, and territorial partners. CSAs are the front-facing cyber experts supporting regional operations capabilities. Region 1 includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Mr. Rossi transitioned to CISA in 2021 as the first Cybersecurity Advisor for New Hampshire. In this capacity, he has leveraged his many previous federal, state, local, and private sector relationships within the state and region to further develop cyber risk mitigation efforts in New Hampshire.

Mr. Rossi earned a bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts Boston, a Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University, and also holds a Certificate in Legislative Studies from the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University. He currently maintains active GCIH, GCTI, and CEH industry certifications, and is a member of the GIAC Advisory Board and InfraGard New Hampshire Advisory Committee.

Meet Rick Vanover

Senior Director, Product Strategy, Veeam Software

Rick Vanover is an expert in intelligent data management. In his role at Veeam, Rick sits at the crossroads of many types of storage. Whether it is storage systems, critical application data, data in the cloud or data anywhere in between; Rick has experience in the data management practice as IT practices change with new technologies.

Follow Rick on Twitter @RickVanover.

Meet Ed Koehler

Distinguished Principal Engineer, Office of the CTO, Extreme Networks

Ed Koehler has been in the communications and networking industry for more than 20 years. He served as a Senior Technology Architect for R&D within the CTO division of Nortel. His area specialties are IPv6, Multicast, Digital Identity and Network Security, as well as voice and video communications and data Science. He has several patents in these areas. Ed joined Extreme in August of 2010 as a Senior Data Solutions Architect specializing in virtualized data centers and associated technologies including compute and storage. Ed was instrumental in the development of some of the core technology used in IEEE 802.1aq “Shortest Path Bridging.”

Meet Mark Kouyoumjian

Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco

Mark Kouyoumjian is a Technical Solutions Architect at Cisco Systems with over 20 years of experience in designing IP networks, working to help Service Providers and Enterprises adapt to constantly changing environments. For the last 5 years, Mark has been working with Managed Service Providers designing SDWAN and SASE solutions leveraging Cisco technologies with some additional focus on network automation and observability. Mark holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Nova / Southeastern University and multiple industry certifications including a CCIE from Cisco Systems.